22 Sep 2014

Study: Dietary sugars should be drastically reduced

.............."Tooth decay is a serious problem worldwide, and reducing sugars intake makes a huge difference," stated study author Aubrey Sheiham, BDS, PhD, an emeritus professor of dental public health at UCL, in the release. "Data from Japan were particularly revealing, as the population had no access to sugar during or shortly after the Second World War. We found that decay was hugely reduced during this time, but then increased as they began to import sugar again."
The researchers also noted that a previous study found that only 2% of people living in Nigeria had caries when their diet contained almost no sugar, about half a teaspoon (2 grams) per day (British Dental Journal, 1967, Vol. 123, pp. 144-148). In comparison, some 92% of U.S. adults have had caries............

20 Sep 2014

WARNING! About Toothpastes That Contain MICROBEADS

Tipped tanker with flouride chemicals

CLEARFIELD — A tanker carrying chemicals nearly tipped over Friday in Clearfield, causing major traffic delays as crews worked to prevent it from spilling.

The vehicle was transporting the chemical hydrofluorosilicic to a large Clearfield water tank at the intersection of State Road 193 and University Park Boulevard around 11 a.m. when it tipped partially over on a steep embankment.

At about 12 p.m., SR 193 was closed off between 1500 East in Clearfield to Hill Field Road in Layton in case of an acid spill. These roads were closed for about three hours, snarling traffic nearby. Hill Air Force Base, the Weber State University-Davis campus and Clearfield High School were affected by the gridlock.

The fluoride ingredient is regularly added to that water tank, fire officials said, but can be hazardous if spilled in large amounts. Hydrofluorosilicic is corrosive in high concentration; in extreme amounts, like the 36,000 gallons nearly spilled Friday, it can cause breathing problems if inhaled.

No fluoridation - no tankers on the streets.

19 Sep 2014

Parents must take blame for children's rotten teeth

PARENTS have a multitude of responsibilities to their children. They do not start and end at keeping them fed, clothed, warm and turning up to school on time.
Caring for their teeth is a key life skill, yet it appears too many of the parents in the city and in the north of the county are failing their children.
There will not be one single common cause, yet parents are the single factor for the appalling state of our children’s teeth.
Dentists have told us there may be some cultural issues and the non-fluoridation of our water supply is also being blamed.
There is, if we are honest, also the factor that too many parents take the easy route when it comes to feeding their children.
Sugary processed foods and drinks are teeth killers.
As with all aspects of diet, variety and balance is key.
Scooping armfuls of ready-to-go food and drink and shovelling it into little Johnny’s satchel and then not making him brush properly is failing your child.
And that type of attitude, where good oral hygiene is not valued, then tumbles down the generations.
As a parent you could fix that.
As a parent you must.
Photo: Harvard Study: Fluoridated Water Causes Cognitive Disorders
Read more : http://bit.ly/1dUECql

The study calls the effects from this chemical a ‘silent epidemic’ that mainstream media and many scientific papers have ignored.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) say that along with these numerous environmental toxins, fluoridated water is adding to the higher incident of both cognitive and behavioral disorders.

The study admits that there are numerous chemicals to blame – many of which are untested or ceremoniously approved by the FDA, USDA, and CDC without truly knowing their long term ramifications on human health – but that fluoride is a definite culprit.

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American's seem to like that word a lot I would rather prefer the word fluoride.

18 Sep 2014

Unwanted Fluoride In Our Drinking Water

Many studies have shown that fluoride in our drinking water is more harmful than helpful. Unsure of the true purpose behind added fluoride to our water supply, I believe that awareness of this topic needs to be made! All over the web you can find various studies and charts showing the danger in fluoride in our water. I believe that it is our job to decide if fluoride in our drinking water should be allowed! We should have the choice whether or not we think it is beneficial to our health. Lets make a change and raise awareness of the beneficial and harmful factors of fluorine in our water.

Echo letter

17 Sep 2014

It’s time we did something about sugar

A reappraisal of the quantitative relationship between sugar intake and dental caries: the need for new criteria for developing goals for sugar intake


Relationship between annual per capita sugar consumption and annual caries incidence in lower first molar teeth. Data based on 10,553 Japanese children whose individual teeth were monitored yearly from the age of 6 to 11 years of age. Data plotted on a log scale

16 Sep 2014

Health: More must be done to curb nation's sugar intake, experts say

sugarPeople should get no more than 3% of their daily calories from sugars, experts said.
Current World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations state that adults should get no more than 10% of their daily calories from “free” sugars. And the NHS says that “added sugar” such as sucrose, hydrolysed starch and honey should not make up more than 10% of the total calories people get from food and drink each day.
But researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said 5% should be the absolute maximum with people aiming for a target of just 3%.
The comments come after they examined public health records from countries across the world in order to assess diets and dental health of large populations of both adults and children.
They found that sugar intake which accounted for 10% of energy intake, or calories, “induces a costly burden of caries (tooth decay)”.
“This largely preventable disease is still common,” the authors wrote in the journal BMC Public Health.
“Despite the use of fluoride and improvements in preventive dentistry, the burden of dental caries remains unacceptably high worldwide.”
Study author Aubrey Sheiham, emeritus professor of dental public health at UCL, said: “Tooth decay is a serious problem worldwide and reducing sugars intake makes a huge difference.
“Data from Japan were particularly revealing, as the population had no access to sugar during or shortly after the Second World War. We found that decay was hugely reduced during this time, but then increased as they began to import sugar again. Similarly, only 2% of people at all ages living in Nigeria had tooth decay when their diet contained almost no sugar, around 2g per day. This is in stark contrast to the USA, where 92% of adults have experienced tooth decay.”
The authors recommended a series of steps health officials could take to reduce sugar intakes including sugar taxes and reforms to food packet labelling.
Professor Philip James, honorary professor of nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, added: “We need to make sure that use of fruit juices and the concept of sugar-containing treats for children are not only no longer promoted, but explicitly seen as unhelpful. Food provided at nurseries and schools should have a maximum of free sugars in the complete range of foods amounting to no more than 2.5% of energy.
“Vending machines offering confectionary and sugary drinks in areas controlled or supported financially by local or central government should be removed. We are not talking draconian policies to ’ban’ such sugar-rich products, which are available elsewhere, but no publicly-supported establishment should be contributing to the expensive problems of dental caries, obesity and diabetes.
“The food industry should be told that they should progressively reformulate their products to reduce or preferably remove all the sugars from their products. New food labels should label anything above 2.5% sugars as ’high’.
“A sugars tax should be developed to increase the cost of sugar-rich food and drinks. This would be simplest as a tax on sugar as a mass commodity, since taxing individual foods depending on their sugar content is an enormously complex administrative process. The retail price of sugary drinks and sugar rich foods needs to increase by at least 20% to have a reasonable effect on consumer demand so this means a major tax on sugars as a commodity. The level will depend on expert analyses but my guess is that a 100% tax might be required.”

Fluoride's Brain Damage Studies Mounting

PR Newswire
NEW YORK Sept. 15 2014
NEW YORK Sept. 15 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies showing fluoride can lower IQ are just the tip of the iceberg in fluoride/neurotoxicity research according to evidence presented by attorney Michael Connett Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) Special Projects Director at the 5th Annual FAN Conference on September 6 2014.
Public health officials never considered brain effects before instigating fluoride's addition to water supplies starting in 1945 attempting to reduce children's tooth decay.
"Accumulating brain research suggests that adding fluoride chemicals en masse to public water supplies may be having a similarly disastrous effect on children's brains as did lead chemicals that were once added to gasoline" says Connett.
Human research now shows that fluoride can damage the fetal brain adversely affect newborn babies' behavior damage the central nervous system of fluoride-exposed workers and affect performance on neurological assessment tests.
And the IQ studies keep on coming. Forty one out of 48 studies show fluoride reduces IQ; 17 at levels the US EPA claims are safe.
Over 100 animal studies show fluoride can directly damage the brain; with another 30 animal studies showing fluoride impairs learning or memory -- including four published in 2014. In one study published this year in the journal Physiology & Behavior researchers found that fluoride "induces cognitive deficits and anxiety-depression-like behaviors in mice." (Liu 2014)
In the early 1990s toxicologist Dr. Phyllis Mullenix predicted that fluoride could cause "IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans" based on the behavioral effects she observed in fluoride-exposed rats in her laboratory at the Harvard-affiliated Forsythe Institute in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Mullenix's prediction has now been confirmed by dozens of fluoride IQ and animal learning/memory studies. Mullenix's own research career however was left in shambles after reporting her findings. She was fired and years of government funding suddenly went dry.
The treatment of Mullenix a leading scientist at a Harvard-affiliated research institution "put a chilling effect on US research into fluoride's brain effects" says Connett.
Researchers in other countries however have continued investigating fluoride's toxic effects on the brain and this research is now starting to be heeded by western scientists. Earlier this year a paper in The Lancetclassified fluoride as one of the few chemicals known to damage the developing brain in humans.
More fluoride/brain information here: http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/brain/

SOURCEFluoride Action Network

Daily Echo letter

15 Sep 2014

Old TV program but worth seeing again.

Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids!

We dentists are an evil group of sociopaths. When we’re not trying to kill you or give you chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis with our toxic mercury saturated fillings, we are advocating for the placement of rat poison/industrial waste (i.e. fluoride) in your water supply by our governmental overlords. What is up with us?...................

He said it - lively debate with lots of comments.

14 Sep 2014

No Naturally Occurring Fluoride Is Added To Drinking Water – See What’s Really Added

hazmatThe resistance against water fluoridation might be a different story if the naturally occurring element of fluoride was added to our water. Fluoride is found in all natural waters, levels can be very high in groundwater, depending on a number of factors, such as the types of rocks and minerals of that region. Drinking water is the largest fluoride source.
Our tap water, on the other hand, is littered with hydrofluorosilicic Acid, a toxic industrial waste by-product that governments have been adding to our drinking water for over sixty years. Again, we’re not talking about the natural element of fluoride here, we are talking about industrial toxic waste............................

5TH Citizens Conference on Fluoride was a success

Recent Victories
  • Oliver Springs, Tennessee–Water Board members in the community of 3,500 voted to stop adding  fluoride to the town’s water at their September 4 meeting after more then two years of discussion and debate. The town’s fluoride stockpile is expected to run out this week. A water department employee initially raised concerns over the safety of the additive, and a majority of citizens polled on the issue opposed the practice. See short video report on the vote.           
  • Multnomah County, Oregon—County officials have decided to phase out a long-standing fluoride supplement program at local schools in favor of a “scientifically proven” and “more effective” sealant program. According to the county’s new Dental Director, “ Fluoride tablets are just not an effective way to deliver fluoride to children.” Multnomah County is home to the city of Portland, and the decision will impact about 28,000 children in 108 schools who will no longer be ingesting the neurotoxin on a daily basis.    
  • San Francisco, California—Approximately 7.4 million more people will now be warned not to reconstitute infant formula with fluoridated tap water or else risk overexposing their children to fluoride and giving them dental fluorosis. Clean Water California has reported that their members successfully convinced the East Bay and San Francisco municipal officials to add the warnings to annual water quality reports. Click here to learn how you can start your own infant warning campaign.   

5TH Citizens Conference on Fluoride was a success
FAN’s conference in Washington, DC this past weekend was a great success! We had a very good turnout, both for the conference and for our first fluoride lobby day. As you can see from the pictures posted below, we had more then two-dozen professional and citizen campaigners meeting with elected officials on Monday (not all are pictured), and our conference room was at capacity on Saturday, with standing room only for Dr. Quangong Xiang’s keynote address on IQ and fluoride.
Early next week we will send out another bulletin providing a review of the conference that will include links to the power point presentations for each speaker.


While lobby day was a success in terms of the positive response we received from Congressional staffers and the positive experience our campaigners had, we still need to maintain the pressure on our elected officials if we ultimately want to get hearings on fluoridation.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to send a letter to your Representative and Senators using our automated system.  Together we can accomplish our goal, but we must stay vigilant.

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager

Fluoride Action Network